Article ID: 1287 - Last Modified: September 25, 2013
How do I enable hardware stereo with my NVIDIA graphics card under Linux?
The proprietary NVIDIA graphics card driver must be installed. It can be obtained from NVIDIA's website:
Once the driver is installed and configured, hardware stereo support can be added using the 'nvidia-xconfig' utility:
If you are using the Nvidia 3D Vision emitter and glasses, use the value 10 or 11 rather than 3. The X server must be restarted after any such modifications. For further details regarding the
nvidia-xconfig utility, please see the man page:
If you want to enable stereo by editing the configuration file in /etc/X11 directly (xorg.conf, XF86Config-4, or XF86Config), you should add the following option to the Device section:
or use option 10 or 11 instead of 3 for Nvidia 3D Vision, and add the following option to the Extensions section:
Option "Stereo" "3"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
For details of the options, see http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/295.20/README/xconfigoptions.html.
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